By T. Saye Goinleh
A prominent citizen of Sinoe County residing in Montserrado County is calling on members of the County’s Legislative Caucus to prioritize unity, development and reconciliation so as to move the county forward instead of fussing over leadership in house for whatever benefit that is not known to the people of the county.
Robert Tarpeh who is in his mid-sixties told the New Republic over the weekend in Clara Town that the county (Sinoe) will never move ahead with development in the midst of confusion among her lawmakers, something he sees as a move to breed disunity across the county just because of their political differences.
Speaking further, Tarpeh made specific reference to the recent voting out of Senator Joseph N. Nagbe, as advisor to the Caucus and the expulsion of Rep. Matthew Zarzar, something he described as the breaking down of the recent “Peace Accord” signed in Bamako, Mali this year.
He said the communications announcing the suspension and expulsion of the two caucus’ members were signed by Sinoe County “District #2’’ Representative Jay Nagbe Sloh, secretary to the Caucus, “District #1’’ Representative Crayton Duncan, vice chairman (acting chairman) and Senator J. Milton Teayjah, now named as advisor.
Tarpeh indicated that according to information gathered by him, majority members of the Caucus alleging that Rep. Zarzar is running the affairs of the body in complete disregard and isolation of his colleagues by working consistently and persistently only dealing with Sen. Nagbe thereby violating all of the provisions of the what they call the “Bamako Peace Accord,” which they claimed is causing conflict resulting to the polarization of the county.
He then used the occasion to appeal to the Sinoe legislators to quickly resolve their differences and concentrate on the development of the county that is desperate for development and if the impasse persists, disunity will rapidly engulf the entire county bringing progress to a complete halt.
“What benefit will caucus chair; vice chair and advisor bring to Sinoe and her people? Here right now we are looking at other counties planning to host county sittings for development and here are we arguing on caucus’ leadership,’’ Tarpeh wondered and signaled.
He finally admonished his kinsmen mainly those living back home to prevail on their lawmakers in the different constituencies that they represent as a way of persuading them think and put Sinoe first above whatever caucus’ positions.